Posts Tagged ‘Damian Kemp’

CRT restructuring leaves Salem out of the loop

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Just before the retirement of Sally Ash, CRT announced on 24th June that it is to create a new post of Head of Customer Service, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Richard Parry. The new post will be responsible for leisure boating, licensing and enforcement as well as other customer service changes. This strips Marketing Director Simon Salem of much of his role.

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CRT to review winter moorings following chaos of new system

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

CRT has informed one of its winter moorings customers that it is going to re-think its new system for winter moorings. The customer in question has not actually been able to use their winter mooring permit because they have not found anywhere that is not excluded from the system.

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CRT spending £500k to reduce our numbers

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

CRT is currently recruiting seven new staff whose main purpose will be to persuade boat dwellers without home moorings to accept “new policies”; making sure that CRT’s “messages are accurately understood by social and print media as well as all those affected by changes ” and “helping to develop understanding of the legal framework within which we exercise our responsibilities as navigation authority”. Seven posts have been advertised; these are three Community Participation Managers and three Towpath Mooring Control Managers for London, the South and the North, plus an Administrator. The total cost is around £500,000.

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Enforcement team job descriptions published

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Following a Freedom of Information request via, a boater has obtained the job descriptions and person specifications for most of the CRT/ BW enforcement team, apart from the job description for Enforcement and Licensing Manager Denise Yelland. This includes information about the numbers of staff in each position in different waterway areas.

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BaNES seeks to prevent CRT taking ‘draconian’ action against liveaboard boaters

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

When making arrangements for a meeting between BaNES Council and Sally Ash and Damian Kemp of BW in December 2011, one of the Council’s housing officers said in an email that “We .. have on-going concerns regarding their appreciation of the potential impact of the proposed moorings strategy (ie homelessness, access to education/services etc).”

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Local Mooring Strategy proposals to include roving mooring permit

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

It has emerged from the minutes of a meeting on 8 December 2011 between BW and Bath and NE Somerset Council that BW intend the Local Mooring Strategy to include roving mooring permits.

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Boater proposes innovative solution at Alton PC meeting

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Following news of Alton Parish Council’s aim to prevent boats mooring between the Barge Inn and Honey Street bridge, boaters were invited by parish council representatives to discuss their concerns. Three boaters met with the members of the parish council before its meeting on 14 March.

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Local Mooring Strategy consultation planned for May to September

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

BW plans to carry out the consultation on the Kennet and Avon Local Mooring Strategy between the end of May and the end of September 2012, according to a Freedom of Information response from BW.

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BW never intended K and A mooring strategy meetings to continue

Monday, February 27th, 2012

 On 28 November 2011,  BW’s Damian Kemp informed members of the Local Mooring Strategy Steering Group by email that there would be no more meetings and that BW would complete the Mooring Strategy in-house. Yet this message has turned out to be entirely dishonest – BW had already planned in September 2011 that the October 2011 meeting was to be the last.

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BW release draft mooring strategy proposals

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

BW recently released a draft summary of the Local Mooring Strategy proposals to the Steering Group and the representatives of unaffiliated boaters on the Group responded to these draft proposals this week. BW has asked for responses from Steering Group members prior to putting the finalised proposals out to consultation. Watch out for boaters’ meetings soon to make sure you have your say about it. BW’s summary of the proposals and the unaffiliated boaters’ response is below.

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